The regulars talked with comedian Lee Camp for a bit, then, the conversation turned to our continued involvement in the war on Iraq, as well as other nations; as always, at the studio’s of Unregular Radio, in downtown boston.
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We had David House of the Bradley Manning Support Network at the Unregualr radio studios last night to talk about Bradley Manning and the 35 Page statement of guilt was issued By B.Manning on 11 out of some the 20 military charges of leaking intelligence cables to the the “information clearinghouse” Wikileaks. Listen to the audio at the link below.
From a march on Mayor Rahm Emanual’s house in Northern Chicago in the early afternoon, we headed back to the streets of Downtown Chicago to catch up with the anti-capitalist march; along which the police tried all day to enforce seemingly arbitrary route closings violently in an attempt to, at first, keep two large marches separated, then later, to keep them heading in the direction they wanted. At one point a large crowd was kettled into an area on Michigan Avenue and brought out the horses, near an entrance to Grant park, however, once again the crowd broke the line with sheer will and mass of bodies, until late into the night. The march finally disband at its own accord after reaching a China Town train station in front of which a police town truck dropped a car which then caught on fire.
A march set off from the convergence center in northern Chicago on the night the buses from all over the country arrived, taking to the surrounding neighborhood streets. The next morning was the big union nurses rally, with Tom Morello, which turned into an impromptu march through DT chicago when a medic with his face covered was arrested for failing to reveal himself. The march then snaked through downtown before being cut off and dispersed on a bridge. From the bridge the march headed to the FED, before stopping at Grant Park, where a GA was held while a good number of protestors joined an ongoing 9 year old picket line in front of the Congress Hotel on Michigan Ave.
I hope to edit down my footage from the Chicago NATO protests of May 17-22, 2012 over the next few days, releasing sections as a serialized documentary as I learn how to edit. So please, check back in every day or so until the story is told.